A growing concern for many people in their 50s or 60s: Will my mom or dad become the victim of elder fraud? Sadly, the chances are pretty good. In fact, at least 20% of older adults have been victims of elder financial abuse, according to the Center for Financial Services Innovation. Scammers are getting more
Cybercrime is projected to cost businesses $2 trillion in 2019, so cybersecurity continues to be top of mind for businesses. With hacking, malware, social engineering, and other breaches on the upswing, Wintrust recently invited dozens of area business leaders to a seminar about cybersecurity threats for businesses. The three presenters were: Tom Wojcinski, director, risk
We try our best to keep Lifehacker readers aware of recent data breaches and security vulnerabilities that might have compromised their data. Any good website or service should tell you what’s up, too. Sometimes, though, you get an email out of the blue that your account credentials have been compromised—even though the company sending you
Many people are more worried about cybercrime than violent crimes. In response to this, the insurance sector can offer a range of products to suit the digital age. The company Vertafore says cyber insurance should be mandatory for every citizen, not just those running a business. To understand more about this new form of insurance,
There’s an old Popeye cartoon where the famous sailor with massive forearms stands outside a cave that’s blocked by a giant boulder, and he yells, “Open Says-Me.” Open sesame wordplay aside, if only passwords were this simple. Password security is not a new conversation. Protecting yourself in the digital world is the responsibility of everyone.
It is reasonable to wonder why you would need to protect your business from your own employees, but ask those who have been victimized and you would be advised to never let your guard down. This year I’ve seen an increasing number of businesses fall victim to their own employees. The manners of theft have